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Public Notice – Ordinance 2019-01
POSTED ON: JANUARY 22, 2019 – 2:20PM

Code of the Town of Rock Hall

The purpose of this public notice is to notify the citizens of the Town of Rock Hall of Ordinance No. 2019-01, which was introduced by the Council during their regular monthly meeting held on January 10, 2019.

Ordinance No. 2019-01, if passed, would amend Chapter 102 of the Code of the Town of Rock Hall (the “Town Code”) to increase municipal water and sewer usage rates by thirty percent, effective April 1, 2019, as follows:

Charge for water by measurement: minimum quarterly charge, per meter:

   Meter Size (inches)                Current Quarterly Fee Proposed Quarterly Fee

     ¾                                           $39 $50.70

     1                                            $39 $50.70

     1 ½                                          $78 $101.40

     2                                            $117 $152.10

     3                                            $156 $202.80

     4                                            $234 $304.20

     6                                            $390 $507.00

Pursuant to § 102-1(A)(6)(a) of the Town Code, the sewer charge is two times that of the water charge.

The foregoing constitutes a fair summary of Ordinance No. 2019-01 as introduced by the Council on January 10, 2019.

The Council will hold a public hearing regarding the foregoing proposed rate changes, including the necessity therefor and advisability thereof, on February 14, 2019, during their regular monthly meeting commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Office, 5585 Main Street, Rock Hall, Maryland, during which time interested citizens shall be afforded an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions regarding the proposed rate changes. The Council reserves the right to take action on Ordinance No. 2019-01 immediately following the public hearing or on another date to be announced during the public hearing, but no action shall be taken until parties in interest and citizens have had an opportunity to be heard.   Written comments submitted in advance of the public hearing shall be considered, provided that they are delivered to the Town Office no later than 12:00 p.m. on February 14, 2019.

Copies of Ordinance No. 2019-01 are available to the public at the Town Office during normal business hours.


Stephanie M. Loller

Clerk – Treasurer